W. Somerset Maugham — British Playwright born on January 25, 1874, died on December 16, 1965

William Somerset Maugham CH was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s... (wikipedia)

Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
Death doesn't affect the living because it has not happened yet. Death doesn't concern the dead because they have ceased to exist.
The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill.